Mattress Buyer’s Checklist

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Our years of helping to solve people's sleep issues have left us with some great tips and tricks to help you get the best night's sleep possible. Finding the perfect mattress is tricky, but we've nailed the process and are here to provide all the advice you need to start sleeping better.

Use the list of articles below, and spend time researching which mattress features fit your sleep needs. Jot down your sleep details and come into any Bedshed store to find a mattress that will help you get a restful night’s sleep. Our helpful staff are ready and waiting to find your perfect mattress.

How old is your current mattress?
If your mattress is more than eight years old, sagging, lumpy or keeping you awake at night, it’s time to invest in a new mattress. Foam and ticking break down over time, may build up allergens like dust, pollen and spores, becoming unhealthy for you at night.

What size mattress is right for you?
Consider the height of the people sleeping on the mattress and how much room there is in the bedroom.

Should you get an adjustable bed, a mattress for a slat base or a mattress and base (an ensemble)?
Look at what kind of support you and your mattress need to get a good night’s sleep. An adjustable mattress can make you more comfortable, especially if you find you need to elevate your feet or your torso while in bed. If you prefer a traditional mattress, the proper bed base is an important part of supporting your mattress and your body. These two articles explain the reasons behind adjustable beds, slat base beds and mattress bases.

Do you have a bad back or difficulty getting into and out of bed?
Consider the height of your mattress and bed. In addition to the size of the mattress, decide if your current bed is too high or too low. Try out the bed heights on display and purchase a new bed and mattress together to get the proper bed height.

If you sleep with a partner, does his or her turning disturb your sleep?
Modern mattress technology will help you sleep through the night, especially when the motion transfer from your partner wakes you. Consider pocketed coil mattresses with quality layers of memory foam to dampen the movement you feel in bed.

Do you have allergies or asthma?
Several mattresses are made with ticking and foam that is resistant to pollen, spores, dust and mold. The high-quality mattress materials can reduce the irritants that cause nighttime allergies and asthma.

Do you feel cold at night?
Add a mattress topper to make your bed feel warmer. We’ve also got some tips for choosing the best blankets and quilts for cooler weather.

Do you need help moving the mattress into the bedroom?
Talk to your local Bedshed staff about delivery. If you have friends or family helping you move your new mattress into your bedroom, don’t fold or bend your mattress. When moving house, don’t stack furniture on top of your mattress, because the furniture will damage the ticking, foam and edges.

Our Bedshed stores carry a wide range of mattress brands such as Sealy, Sleepmaker, Kingsdown, Tempur, Dreamsense and Insignia. Need that bed right now? We offer flexible financing. Find the feel, size and quality you are looking for at the price you can afford.